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~Eric F[edit]

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"... the Maiden lets you know that here, in eight days, she has chased the English out of all the places they held on the river Loire by attack or other means: they are dead or prisoners or discouraged in battle. Believe what you have heard about the earl of Suffolk, the lord la Pole and his brother, the lord Talbot, the lord Scales, and Sir Fastolf; many more knights and captains than these are defeated."
Her Letter to the citizens of Tournai, 25 June 1429; Quicherat V, pp. 125–126, trans. Wikipedia.

Notes to self:[edit]

WIP: Sugar glider[edit]

>Decent link for social behavior: [1] ~self (talk) 08:19, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

More to come? (need sources)[edit]

>>> Best source yet found: Mammalian Species No. 30 pp. 1-5. Petaurus breviceps. By Meredith J. Smith. Published 13 June 1973 by The American Society of Mammalogists. PDF:[2]

"the Sugar Glider does not incise the tree to obtain sap, rather it chews the bark and visits incisions made by the Yellow-bellied Glider."[3] Museum Victoria

Their primary native predators are owls, in addition to other birds of prey (kookaburras, eagles), reptiles (snakes, goannas), quolls and dingos. ← 'small' indicates unverified.

In addition to communicating with scent and body language, they have a wide range of vocalizations, with some having common descriptions and perceived responses:

  • Barking: similar to that of a small dog. This is a common form of communication, a general calling-out or when frightened. In captivity, excessive barking may be a sign of an individual needing attention or a more stimulating environment.
  • Crabbing: a strange sound, sometimes described as that of an "electric pencil sharpener" (or a cicada or locust), which escalates and decreases in pitch. This is a distress signal, generally indicating something is disturbing the individual.
  • Chattering: similar to crabbing, but quieter and faster, and can escalate to crabbing. This is fairly common and generally a sign of excitement.
  • Hissing: also similar to "crabbing" but higher pitched and pulses more rapidly. This is considered to be a sign of annoyance, sometimes used by a mother to discourage the attention of joeys.
  • Purring and singing: purring is faint, but similar to that of a cat and is common for a mother while nursing. Singing is another sound indicating contentment, often also associated with nursing and described as a soft rhythmic sound.
  • Crying: this sound is often associated with loneliness, separation from mate or family.

~Self: (talk) 18:24, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

WIP: Omnivore[edit]

Good luck!

Marsupial torpor[edit]

Needs attention. ~E (talk) 00:33, 4 October 2012 (UTC)

Exudate / Exudativore, etc.[edit]

Needs attention:

  • Insect exudates? - honeydew, manna?
  • Is nectar an exudate?
  • Gummivore vs. exudativore?

~Self (talk) 04:22, 5 October 2012 (UTC) |Stuff, etc. }}


Hi to you! Wouldn't it be a good idea to create an account? With friendly regards, Lova Falk talk 10:15, 10 October 2012 (UTC)

Zhongfeng Mingben[edit]

> Link to userspace draft talk page (or whatever it's called). ~Self (talk) 06:06, 14 October 2012 (UTC)


So, which ancient master is next? Joshua Jonathan (talk) 05:16, 20 October 2012 (UTC)

Hmmm... I'll have to think about that; who were you in the life prior to that one? The Mingben article is great - I think it's ready for a quality rating review, certainly better than a 'C'; if fact (imo) it is only a few tweaks away from 'GA'; and it might be nice to get some fresh eyes for advice, etc. ~Eric F (talk) 05:27, 20 October 2012 (UTC)
I've started a draft on Korean Seon copying the available text on Wikipedia. nice one, when you like to search for sources. Joshua Jonathan (talk) 05:35, 20 October 2012 (UTC)
I'll give it a go; but for a day or two, I might seek "a life of wandering and solitary meditation". ~E (talk) 05:45, 20 October 2012 (UTC)


Have a look at this site: H-Buddhism. See this thread as an example. Awsome! Joshua Jonathan (talk) 07:59, 20 October 2012 (UTC)

Interesting. Whenever I read such as that, I tend to attempt to put everything into a "big picture". I wonder if anybody attempted to correlate gong'on/haotou with ancient Greek dialogs? My introduction to such topic originated with studies in Philosophy/logic which leads to mathematics/physics. My favorite reading from the 80s were: Dancing wu li Masters and Goedel, Escher, Bach; the latter takes an interesting koanic/gong'on approach to the nature of sentience. ~E74.60.29.141 (talk) 16:34, 20 October 2012 (UTC)
It's quite likely that comparisons have been made. Hofstadter is great; The Mind's I. Joshua Jonathan (talk) 18:00, 20 October 2012 (UTC)
>> See also: User_talk:Joshua_Jonathan/Korean_Seon#Mahayana (I gotta go... to see an Edvard Munch exhibit before some unnamed person nags me to death.) ~E (talk) 19:03, 20 October 2012 (UTC)

Arboreal locomotion[edit]


Surreal Barnstar.png The Surreal Barnstar
 :) Joshua Jonathan (talk) 07:51, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

November 2012[edit] (talk) 02:12, 7 November 2012 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you also for all the work you have done on the Sugar Glider. All the best. Figaro (talk) 09:03, 9 November 2012 (UTC)

Your request at files for upload[edit]

Symbol confirmed.svg Hello, and thank you for your request at Files for Upload! The file has been uploaded. You can find it at File:The Spiders screenshot.jpg. See Wikipedia:Images#Using images to learn image syntax, or Wikipedia:Creation and usage of media files for other types of files. Regards, Armbrust The Homonculus 08:17, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

Re: C&C[edit]

Sounds great. The more the merrier. Information on the ports is going to be useful, especially in the gameplay department. That manual might come in handy. JimmyBlackwing (talk) 05:02, 6 December 2012 (UTC)

December 2012[edit]


This pronunciation is a Chinese canadian who record, but I want a native Quebeckers who record. Fête (talk) 00:02, 30 December 2012 (UTC)

This is my voice, but I'm a Chinese Canadian. Fête (talk) 01:14, 30 December 2012 (UTC)

According to Salvidrim!: "As I Quebec native I can vouch for the sounds." ... So, if you're worried that the accent isn't correct, - don't worry about it; Quebec is a cosmopolitan multinational city, right? ;) ~E: (talk) 01:34, 30 December 2012 (UTC) (talk) 01:00, 1 January 2013 (UTC)[edit]

Welcome to 2013

January 2013[edit]

Beate Sirota Gordon[edit]

As you are aware, refs have been found and the issue is therefore resolved! Face-smile.svg - 220 of Borg 12:00, 1 January 2013 (UTC)


3rd question of your FAQ reminds me of this. :) -- Toshio Yamaguchi 23:46, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

lol ~Me: (talk) 00:07, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

Help desk[edit]

I don't know how many people use this, but I responded to your help desk query, Wikipedia:Help_desk#Paraphrased_quote CTF83! 04:54, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

Face-smile.svg Thank you for fixing that.   ~Me: (talk) 05:34, 23 January 2013 (UTC)
You're welcome! CTF83! 11:19, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

User page[edit]

Since you are a very active IP editor, I created your user page for you (since unregistered users can't create non-talk pages, even there own user page). If you don't want it, you can put {{db-u1}} on it. Enjoy! The Anonymouse (talk | contribs) 05:56, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

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English course[edit]

Hi E. I see you're doing well on the details on Jesus. Maybe you can help on my English grammar. I'm editing on the Satcitananda article, and I wondered whether "Satcitananda" can be translated, or should I say, "understood", "expressed", "experienced" as "Insight is blissfull living truth". Compare this to modern understanding of "enlightenment", where descriptions as "Enlightenment is marvellous, it can't be described in words" are taken to be as literal, factual descriptions of "things", instead of statements about the subjective experience or phenomenology (Dutch: "beleving"). What are the Englisg terms to point to this use of language as phenomenological, even poetical, descriptions of subjective experience, instead of objective factual measuremental descriptions? It has to do with the difference between nouns, verbs and adjectives. It also has got to do with a difference between evocative language and descriptive language. I'm handicapped here, being a Dutchman, and not a native English speaker. Greetings, Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 13:07, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

One interesting aspect of the word is the sense of to pile on or accrue in layers – which, to me, is reminiscent of the Gödelian notion of recursive self-referential-ism: becoming a unity system (etc., yadda, yadda). I wonder if Hofstadter has anything to say on the term? Anyway... I should at least read the article before slobbering like a wild fox.  ;)  Btw, I wonder if we should make a redirect for: 'wild fox slobber' → 'Zhongfeng_Mingben#Wild fox slobber' (perhaps a future article?). ~E: (talk) 18:11, 6 March 2013 (UTC)
You're hitting two nails right on top. Three, counting the wild fox slobber for two. The "self-referential-ism" is a good association; I can't put it in words, but you got what I mean. Simplistic translations are wrong information indeed. And the Mahāvākyas can indeed be used as "koans", in the sense of pointing to "self-referential" insight-truth-comprehension - it's not that the Universe/Brahman is whatever, but that "insight" is the "highest" "truth", which - ah, too many words. Thanks! Face-smile.svg Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 19:24, 6 March 2013 (UTC)
PS: done. Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 19:24, 6 March 2013 (UTC)
I'm starting to get a grasp of the concept, but am having a hard time crystallizing it into a simple English phrase. It deals with an internal realization, rather than an external "thing"; which English has a hard time dealing with. For one thing, it seems that its not really considered a noun (as we understand it) in its Sanskrit/Hindi sense. Still pondering...


Kleemann, Harald; (2001)  Point Ωmega : the Singularity at the End of Time P. 466 ; see also: p. 502

thusfar ...[edit]

  • Satcitananda → sat-cit-Ananda
सत् ←? turya brahma   =   sat   [4th state / superior power / being in that state of soul]  +  [priest / one self-existent Spirit / Supreme Spirit / Absolute]
चित् — turIya brahmA   =   cit   [knowing or thinking (or giving heed) / to form an idea in the mind / piling or piled up (or forming a layer or stratum)]  +   [(of/relating to brahma?)] — See: citta ; cetas ; cetana ; caitanya
आनन्द ...  turIyAtIta brAhmaNa   =   Ananda
E. g. [10]:
सच्चिदानन्द – adj. — consisting of existence and thought and joy
सच्चिदानन्द – m. — existence and thought and joy
सच्चिदानन्द — eternity, knowledge and bliss ; e.g.: [11]   sac-cid-ānanda, pūrṇa, kṛṣṇera svarūpa → "Lord Kṛṣṇa's body is eternal [sat], full of knowledge [cit] and full of bliss [ānanda]." —Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta; Ādi 4.61[CC Ādi 4]
...except as a name: Schchidanand

~E: (talk) 02:24, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Last modified: (talk) 23:56, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

March 2013[edit]

Hello, I'm Sitethief. I wanted to let you know that I undid one of your recent contributions, such as the one you made with this edit to Year of the Elephant, because it didn’t appear constructive to me. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks, Sitethief~talk to me~ 18:06, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

=== Constructiveness ===

As part of my work with several elephant-related articles, I am trying to achieve some constructive consistency among related articles. I believe that this edit which was cited to this scholar and included a relevant quote within the reference relating to secondary source for Surah (Chapter) 105 of the Qur'an [Sūrat al-Fīl ("The Elephant")]. I believe that this edit was in fact constructive, especially since I needed someplace for a link from other articles (e.g.: Cultural depictions of elephants. I am considering writing an article for Mahmud (elephant).

Also, note that Mahmoud (elephant) redirects to the article in question (however, Mahmud [Maḥmūd] is the primary transliteration of the Arabic given name, and is the preferred and most common spelling).[Note] In addition, I was about to include the following citation, when I discovered that my "nonconstructive edit" was reverted. There are a number of areas in the article which could be improved, but if my contributions are not welcome, then I shall not contribute.

  • Kistler, John M. ; foreword by Richard Lair (2007). "38 - The Yeaf of The Elephant". War elephants. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. p. 177. ISBN 0803260040. ...the lead elephant, named Mahmud, stopped and knelt down, refusing to go further. 

~E: (talk) 20:24, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

My sincere apologies for this, I quicly scanned your edit and thought it was some kind of vandalism. I will look better next time. Happy editting! Sitethief~talk to me~ 22:51, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

About merging David Sulzer and Dave Soldier[edit]

Take a look at the reply I got from the BLP specialist I mentioned - User talk:FreeRangeFrog#Two bios about the same person, good advice about trimming the puffery. Roger (talk) 17:54, 22 March 2013 (UTC)